My Brush With Herzl's Beard

Just think of Theodor Herzl and what do you see? A long, lush, black beard, fit for a modern day Moses. And here’s the thing: I touched it.

Little Store on the Prairie: Emmanuel Saltiel and E.S. Hart ran a general store in Cotopaxi.

When Jewish Colonists Prospected for Utopia in Colorado

Cotopaxi, Colorado, was once a windswept mountain colony dotted with tar paper shacks. This is what happened to it and its Russian Jewish pioneers.

A Pork-Filled Friday Night in Madrid

A formerly observant writer — who shall remain anonymous — launches a column about forbidden foods. It starts in Madrid. With pork. On Shabbat.

Bess Myerson, the Bronx Beauty Who Refused To Change Her Name

Bess Myerson was a Bronx beauty and so much more. She made her mark by winning the Miss America pageant— and famously refusing to change her name to something less Jewish.

ICC Acknowledges Receiving Membership Request From Palestinians

The International Criminal Court acknowledged that it received a signed document stating that the Palestinian government accepted jurisdiction of the court.